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The DC Code: § 16-2312a Evaluation of family team meetings and 72-hour time period for commencement of shelter care hearing.

Index16 Particular Actions, Proceedings and Matters. (Refs & Annos)

At intervals no later than 6 months, 18 months, and 30 months after [April 12, 2005], the Agency shall commission an independent process and impact evaluation of the family team meetings authorized in section 16-2312(a-1) and the 72-hour period authorized in section 16-2312(a)(1). Each evaluation shall, at a minimum, assess the following processes and outcomes of the family team meetings:

1
Rates of participation in the meetings for different types of participants, including parents, children, and relatives;
2
Demographic information about children and families who participated in the meetings;
3
The percentage of meetings resulting in approved safety plans;
4
The supports and services included in approved safety plans;
5
The extent to which supports and services included in approved safety plans actually were provided;
6
The percentage of meetings that resulted in the filing of a petition in the Family Court to remove a child from the home, and the percentage of meetings that resulted in a decision not to file a petition in Family Court;
7
The placement outcomes for children who were the subject of the meetings, including:
A
The percentage of children living with parents;
B
The percentage of children living with relatives;
C
The percentage of children who have been adopted;
D
The percentage of children living in foster care; and
E
Other applicable placements;
8
The percentage of children who received a permanent placement and whose cases were closed;
9
The percentage of children who were the subject of subsequent reports to the Agency's abuse and neglect reporting line; and
10
The effect of the 72-hour time frame for the commencement of a Family Court hearing on families' legal protections and due-process rights.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws For Law 15-341, see notes following § 16-2312. DC CODE § 16-2312a Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Apr. 12, 2005, D.C. Law 15-341, § 5(a), 52 DCR 2315.)